Reds boss welcomes Swans draw
Brendan Rodgers insists Liverpool will not easily loosen their grip on the Capital One Cup after landing a home draw against Swansea.
The Northern Irishman is anxious to go as far as possible in the competition and won't let an emotional encounter against his former club in the fourth round distract him from that mission.
Rodgers decided to change the entire team for Wednesday's tie at West Brom but two goals from on-loan Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin ensured their first win in domestic football this season.
It was in stark contrast to the 3-0 defeat suffered by the Reds against the Baggies in the opening Barclays Premier League encounter of the campaign.
Rodgers said: "It was a symbolic night because it shows how far we are moving as a group from our first day of this season. Then, we were a bit disjointed and players were not quite understanding my methods.
"But in the last three or four weeks our tempo and relentless possession has started to come through in games."
Rodgers, who left the Swans for Anfield this summer, said: "The Swansea game will be a special occasion, very much so. It is a wonderful club, a brilliant club, and I was in no rush to leave there. I could only leave there to go to another special club. It will be a great night."